New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes 5-3-2023

New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


East 2nd Round – Game 1, Series starts 5/3


The New Jersey Devils are taking on the Carolina Hurricanes in Game One of the Second Round!


The Devils are feeling confident after winning their First Round series against the New York Rangers in seven games, earning their first Second Round appearance in 11 years.


Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are hoping to make it to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2019, after defeating the Islanders in six games.


Both teams are looking to start strong in this series, and it’s shaping up to be a thrilling Game One. The Devils are hoping to improve their offensive performance after only scoring 17 goals in the First Round.


The top two lines, led by Jack Hughes, Erik Haula, and Ondrej Palat, have been strong, but the rest of the offense has struggled. Dougie Hamilton scored 22 goals and 52 assists this season.


Despite the offensive struggles, the Devils’ defense has been rock solid, allowing only 17 goals, including just seven in the last five games and a Game Seven shutout.


The top pairing of Dougie Hamilton and Jonas Seigenthaler has been leading the way, while John Marino, Ryan Graves, and Damon Severson have also stepped up to create turnovers and limit shots on goal.


Akira Schmid has been outstanding, with a .951 save percentage, a 1.38 goals-against average, and 6.2 goals saved above average in the First Round.


  • The New Jersey Devils are 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games.
  • New Jersey is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games.
  • The Devils are 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road.

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New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes Predictions 5/3/2023


The Carolina Hurricanes may have struggled offensively in their First Round series, scoring only 16 goals in six games, but they still managed to control the series.


Sebastian Aho, Stefan Noesen, and Seth Jarvis were the stars of the top two lines, contributing eight goals and seven assists. However, the rest of the offense had a tough time finding the back of the net. 


Fortunately for the Hurricanes, their defense was outstanding in the First Round, allowing only 15 goals, with just six goals scored against them in the final three games.


Brent Burns and Jaccob Slavin have been the backbone of the top pairing, while Brett Pesce, Brady Skjei, and Shayne Gostisbehere have provided depth to the unit.


They’ve created turnovers in the neutral zone and defensive zone, and have limited shooting lanes, making it difficult for their opponents to get quality shots on goal.


Frederik Andersen also stepped up in Game Six, making 33 saves on 34 shots to seal the series win.


  • The total went OVER in 8 of Carolina’s last 12 games.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes are 3-8 ATS in its last 11 home games.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games at home.

New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes. The NHL Pick for this contest is the Carolina Hurricanes.


Carolina had a solid regular season and has a strong record against their Metropolitan Division and Eastern Conference rivals, the New Jersey Devils.


In fact, they won five out of the last seven matchups between the two teams. They also have a significant advantage playing at home, winning four out of the last five games on their home ice against the Devils.


This home ice advantage will be crucial in their upcoming matchup. In fact, the host team has won 12 of the last 16 meetings between these two teams.


Prediction for the final score of the upcoming game is that the Carolina Hurricanes will win 3-1.


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New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC 


Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023              




NHL Odds/Point Spread: Carolina Hurricanes -120             


NHL Totals: 5.5


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